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Vanett Lawler ISME Papers


Vanett Lawler ISME Papers
Lawler, Vanett (ISME)
Collection number:
3 linear feet
Bulk dates:
Inclusive dates:
1945-1974 and undated
Collection Area:
Special Collections in Performing Arts
Special Collections in Performing Arts, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Contact the curator:

Vanett Lawler (1902-1972) was an administrator in the field of music education both in the United States and abroad. Her work for the Music Educators National Conference (MENC) (now known as the National Association for Music Education (NAfME)), the Pan American Union, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the International Society for Music Education (ISME) helped create new legislation favorable to the arts, encourage and publish research pertaining to music education, and promote international music education and cooperation. This collection contains her professional papers pertaining to her work with the International Society for Music Education, as Secretary General from 1953-1955 and as Treasurer from 1956 until her death in 1972. There are also materials from the founding of ISME pre-dating her official role as Secretary General. Materials include correspondence, periodicals, photographs, articles, meeting information and agendas, program proposals and outlines, speeches, and various other professional papers.

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Vanett Lawler ISME Papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

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